The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1985 in San Jose, California.
NARF is dedicated to protecting the dogs and cats in our community. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need and provide medical care while waiting to find their forever homes. Living at the foster homes allows us to give adopters a more complete background about their personality, in addition to how they get along with children and other animals. We are a NO KILL animal rescue organization.
A question we get often is “Are you affiliated with NIKE, the shoe company?” No. We are not affiliated in any way with Nike, Inc. For the touching story of how we got our name, visit our History page.
NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. We provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals.
Message from the President
Hello, and welcome to the world of NARF! Our grass-root organization that began 30 years ago continues to be run by a very dedicated group of volunteers whose passion is to rescue and care for unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats until they find their forever homes. We have no shelter and rely on the goodness of our volunteer foster homes to shelter and love the many stray and abandoned cats and dogs while they await their adoptions. Since we are funded solely by donations and fund raising, we are thankful for the support from our community groups and from our generous donors.
We are excited to have several programs for our community , including the Seniors for Seniors program, the spay and neuter program, a financial assistance program for cat and dog owners needing medical help for their own animals, and a program for good samaritans taking in stray cats and caring for them until homes are found.
So enjoy our website, and come back often!
- Linda Pope President
- Ann Keady Vice President
- Dr. Barbara Lee Secretary
- Evonne Phelps Treasurer
- Evonne Phelps Fundraising Chairperson
- Kathy O'Bryan Volunteer Coordinator – Cats
- Linda Pope Volunteer Coordinator – Dogs
- Randal Husk Newsletter Editor
- Ann Keady Facebook Administrator
- Marlow Antonucci
- Maggie Polston
- Dr. Barbara Lee
- Jennifer Winn
- Priscilla Martin
- Diane Herbst